Price paid: $ 677.1
Purchased from: Local Guitar Dealer
Sound — 10
As I paly metal (mostly Iron Maiden) the Dinky suits this style very well indeed. I use a Marshall amp without a pedal but cna easily obtain the ideal sound without this effect. The DK2 sounds good on both a clean and heavy sound and attains rich tone on the clean setting.
Overall Impression — 10
Essesntially the Jacson DK2 Dinky is a perfect fit for the type of music I play (metal). I have treid Strats, Washburns, BC Rich's in the past and this guitar surpasses them all. It has a certain edge and quality to it that most other axes don't have. Attitude! If it were stolen I would certainly buy another one and be very upset at the same time! I have been playing for around 20 years so am obviously quite experienced. All in all I have few if any gripes with the Dinky. It is an amazing metallers guitar for the price. Well worth the money!
Reliability & Durability — 10
Obviously I haven't had my Dinky too long but I am sure that it will be a solid guitar and will withstand most things I out it through. The strap buttons seem pretty solid so I would never use a back up. It is a pretty dependable guitar. This is a pretty reliable and durable axe!
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
When I received my DK2 it was set up perfectly and there wasn't a blemish on it. The locking system keeps it in tune perfectly so no problems there. The playing action is superb and the neck is as straight as a die. Pretty low and smooth at the same time.
Features — 10
Made in Japan (2005) the features on the Jacson Dinky DK2 are phenomenal for the price. There are 24 jumbo frets, an alder body (nice weight), Floyd Rose floating tremelo system, 5-way selector and volume and tone control knobs. The DK2 also has Seymour Dunacan pickups wish sound amazing. My axe has a transparent blue colouring and of course the famous pearl inlay shark fins on the fret board. The body shape is perfect for someone like me who favours the Strat or Washburn bosy shape.